03/05/15 8:21pm

Schools Closed


Via ACPS

All ACPS schools and offices will be closed on Friday, March 6. All activities in schools or on school grounds are canceled. Emergency personnel, including building engineers, custodians, maintenance shop employees and security staff, must still report. Monday, March 9 will still be a professional development day for teachers and students will not report to school.

03/04/15 11:37pm

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As readers know, the National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the Alexandria area for Thursday, March 5, from midnight to 9 p.m. Significant accumulation of ice and snow may result in a Level 2 storm, which means that travel could be dangerous and some residential roads may not be clear until later in the week.

A snow emergency has been declared for the City of Alexandria, with enforcement of snow emergency routes to begin at 7 a.m. on Thursday, March 5. These routes are marked with at least one red and white street sign at least every other block in each direction. Vehicles parked on snow emergency routes may be towed and impounded. If possible, please use off-street parking.

Because the storm is expected to begin with rain, pre-treating streets with salt brine will not be effective. This type of precipitation often results in power outages. The City urges all residents and businesses to be prepared on an ongoing basis for the possibility that it may not be safe to travel for three or more days, and that power may be out during this period.

City crews will attempt to perform Thursday morning trash and recycling collection, weather permitting.

03/04/15 10:05pm

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Dupont Circle in Washington D.C. always has a GREAT snowball fight when the snow comes to the D.C. area. We should start our own tradition in Alexandria, Virginia don’t you think?

There is GOOD snow for snowballs coming TOMORROW so prepare to assault or defend the stage area TOMORROW @ 5:00 PM in John Carlyle Square Park in Alexandria, Virginia. See you there! See this link for more information.

03/04/15 9:16pm

Schools Closed
How much do you think it will snow tomorrow?

Via ACPS

All ACPS schools and offices will be closed on Thursday, March 5. All activities in schools or on school grounds are canceled. Emergency personnel, including building engineers, custodians, maintenance shop employees and security staff, must still report. A decision about Friday’s schedule will be made by early Friday morning. Regardless of the decision that may impact Friday’s schedule, Monday, March 9 will still be a professional development day for teachers and students will not report to school.

03/04/15 2:57pm

Snow plow - Carlyle area of Old Town

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the Alexandria area for Thursday, March 5, 2015, from midnight to 9 p.m.

Significant accumulation of ice and snow may result in a Level 2 storm, which means that travel could be dangerous and some residential roads may not be clear until later in the week. Because the storm is expected to begin with rain, pre-treating streets with salt brine will not be effective. This type of precipitation often results in power outages. The City urges all residents and businesses to be prepared on an ongoing basis for the possibility that it may not be safe to travel for three or more days, and that power may be out during this period.

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03/04/15 2:46pm

Winter Storm Warning

The National Weather Service has upgraded the previously issued Winter Storm Watch to a Winter Storm Warning whereas the next storm is expected between 12:00 midnite TONIGHT through 9:00 PM Thursday, March 5. The heaviest snow is expected between 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM Thursday.

A warning is issued when a winter storm is occurring or is about to occur in the area, usually within 36 hours. Generally, a Winter Storm Warning is issued when accumulation of ice or snow is happening or going to happen.


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